Basohli Pashmina : Geographical Indication Tag

  • Basohli Pashmina, a more than 100-year-old traditional craft from Jammu and Kashmir’s
    Kathua district, has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • Basohli Pashmina is a hand-spun product known for extreme softness, fineness and
    light-weight, has insulating properties and extended life.
  • Pashmina products include shawls for both men and women, mufflers, blankets and
  • Pashmina refers to a fine variant of spun cashmere (the animal-hair fibre), that is derived
    from the downy undercoat of the Changthangi.
  • It is obtained from a breed of mountain goats (Capra hircus) found on the Changthang
    Plateau in Tibet and parts of Ladakh.
  • A traditional producer of pashmina wool in the Ladakh region are a people known as the
    Changpa (nomadic people inhabit the Changthang plateau of Tibet).